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 Post subject: SHUT UP, SACRIFICE AND SURGE
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:58 am 
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SHUT UP, SACRIFICE AND SURGE: Right Wing Talk Radio Needs To Put Its Money Where Its Big Fat Mouth Is

by Steve Young | Jan 7 2007

Question: What do Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the Far Right Lords of Loud have in common?

Answer: They all make a zillions on the backs of half-truths and failed Republican policies?

Answer: They all decry the divisiveness in America yet know that they make their livings on dividing America?

Answer: They all demean and demonize those who disagree with them, they blame everyone but themselves for making personal attacks?


Good article. Lords of Loud (LOL). Aptly named! More at link.

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Excellent article Dori!

We need to call these talk shows (the ones that we can) and ask, "Have you ever served?" Then tell them to "put up or shut up" and then hang up.

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Rich: Aside from Laura and Barney, who's in the bunker with Bush?

Aside from the first lady and Barney, who's in the bunker with President Bush, New York Times columnist Frank Rich asks in his latest Sunday column.


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It's a very short list led by John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and neo-conservative dead-enders like William Kristol and Frederick Kagan, who congregate at The Weekly Standard and the American Enterprise Institute, the Washington think tank. The one notable new recruit is Rudy Giuliani, who likened taming Baghdad to "reducing crime in New York," without noticing that even after the escalation there will be fewer American troops patrolling Baghdad than uniformed police officers in insurgency-free New York City.

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his discrepancy between the policy that Bush nominally endorses and the one he actually ordered up crystallizes the cynicism of this entire war. If you really believe, as the president continues to put it, that Iraq is the central front in "the decisive ideological struggle of our time," then you should be in favor of having many more troops than we've ever had in Iraq. As T.X. Hammes, an insurgency expert and a former Marine, told USA Today, that doesn't now mean a "dribble" (as he ridicules the "surge") but a total of 300,000 armed coalition forces over a minimum of four years.

But that would mean asking Americans for sacrifice, not giving us tax cuts. Bush has never asked for sacrifice and still doesn't. If his words sound like bargain-basement Churchill, his actions have been cheaper still. The president's resolutely undermanned war plan indicated from Day1 that he knew in his heart of hearts that Iraq was not the central front in the war against 9/11 jihadism he had claimed it to be, only the reckless detour that it actually was. Yet the war's cheerleaders, neocon and otherwise, disingenuously blamed our low troop strength almost exclusively on Rumsfeld.



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